This was a gift to remind me why I do what I do
I received an email from a customer who had purchased one of my prints wanting to know the title of the painting. I replied simply, “On The Beach”. Their response was so moving I had to share it. This is what they wrote:
I bought this magnificent piece because I see in it the “Cuban Exodus” - seven dark shadows (refugees) in a queue, walking into the ocean – breaking away from the tyranny of Communism in Cuba and escaping to all the freedoms America has to offer – seeking alternative political and economic conditions outside their island. I see the Ten Years’ War and the struggle for Cuban independence since 1959.
Meanwhile, others accept their lot, and recline on the peaceful beach – basking in the sun and playing in the waves.
Thank you for creating this masterpiece.
The original “On The Beach” - Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, was painted for a dear friend as a wedding gift.